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I can agree with the last comments on Mindbender.  Trims were scaled back a good amount today versus a month ago and it was running better.

Park was fairly dead today.  Beautiful day, low 70s. Took some extended family that's never been before and we all had a good time.  

Front row of one of TC's trains is broken and it's locked down.  I'd say given their track record, it stays broken until the off season.

 

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there were whispers about this park maybe going year round. . . but who knows what the state of that is with the giant Corporate restructuring.

that said, it USUALLY opens in early March. . and I believe this year, it opened up March 6th?

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43 minutes ago, bert425 said:

there were whispers about this park maybe going year round. . . but who knows what the state of that is with the giant Corporate restructuring.

that said, it USUALLY opens in early March. . and I believe this year, it opened up March 6th?

Correct, was a very good opening day might I add to that

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3 hours ago, ytterbiumanalyst said:

Are the water rides usually open at the beginning of the year?

It really depends on the weather.  I have seen Thunder River open on opening weekend but only once.  Most years they wait until spring break week.

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Went to the park yesterday.  As it was super cold (for Georgia) this weekend, the water rides were all closed. 

Got my little guy on Twisted Cyclone and Ninja / Blue Hawk for the first time.  I didn't know he knew that many cuss words :)  He really liked  them.  Park looked good, most rides were open, but with one train operations which slowed things down.  Food service was very very slow as usual, so that was the only real downside to the day.  We managed to ride Twisted Cyclone, Blue Hawk, Justice League and the Sky Screamer as well as getting food.  We would have done more, but the 6 year old has the attention span of a gnat so we spent a lot of time wandering around and looking at the geese (he's kind of obsessed.)  

I still don't understand how we can be somewhere with roller coasters and rides, and my kid will want to play on the playground :)  It is a mystery

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Hi - it's me again.  Took the little guy yesterday.  Park was EMPTY which was nice.  Actually had 2 walk-on rides on Daredevil Dive.  I'd forgotten how much fun that ride is, as the line is usually miserable so I skip it.  

I finally got to ride Catwoman Whip, which was okay.  Not as good as the Wheelie was, but maybe that's because I'm old.  I'm really grateful that my kid is a daredevil, and will ride anything he can....but he decided Blue Hawk / Ninja is his favorite ride there.  The new trains and track work make it tolerable and okay for a ride every once in a while.....but a mini-marathon on it almost killed me.  I remember being a kid and being able to ride the roughest rides around with no problem.  I sometimes feel like a kid on the inside, but my body is reminding me today that I am certainly one no longer. 

 

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Went again on Sunday.  Absolutely nothing going on at Scream Machine - ghost town over there.  

 

Lines weren't bad at all, but operations were pretty slow.  That isn't to say that the staff wasn't pleasant; because everyone I dealt with was great as far as attitude.  I think dispatches were slow because the crowd was being "special."  In line for the Log Ride, I watched a couple 8 minute dispatches on Scorcher which were painful to watch (thank god I wasn't waiting on it.)  It looked (from a distance) like people were being idiots about standing up and train had to be unlocked and locked repeatedly. 

Ninja/Blue Hawk is actually fun in the front seat and the Super Loop is more intense that I remembered.  Oh the joys of going with a 6 year old.  He's currently 49" so we are limited on what he can ride, but we make due. 

 

David

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Any thoughts on what the crowds will be like on Friday, May 27th?  I am thinking about going and am hoping it will be lighter due to it being a weekday, but it is a holiday weekend.

 

I don’t want to bother if I have to wait in line longer than 15 minutes for Goliath.

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^ PACKED   (schools are mostly out, or getting out early on that last day). . and it's the start of a 4 day weekend.

 

the likeliest LIGHTEST day this Memorial Day holiday is gonna be Monday. . .tho Sunday shouldn't be too terrible (as it gets later, folks will leave because get togethers are planned for the next day).


I say this because I always go to SFOG on Labor Day and it's always pretty dead on the actual holiday.

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I was able to make it out on Friday and the crowds were very light. I was there for less than 3 hours and I didn't wait more than 1 train for any ride.

The re-track of GASM exceeded my expectations. It's not perfectly smooth but it's actually fun to ride again.

I would recommend the second to last car. I also rode in the front but I think the back is still the better place to be.

I don't know how long it's going to stay in this condition. I would get out there and take advantage while you can.

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First time at the park this year.  I was worried the improvements that had been touted would be all talk, but I was blown away by the improved operations. Operators consistently rolling trains and counting down to encourage people to get seated is a major improvement. Park seemed alot cleaner too, and while we didn't order food, the lines didn't seem to be very long. Almost everything was open, minus DDD & Sky Screamer and some others. Crowds were about medium and we probably waited about 40 mins tops for any ride. I can firmly say that Mind Bender is back in business, the trims barley grabbed us before the last loop and I didn't feel any hang time. In about 5 hours our group of 4 has ridden pretty much everything.  Great day overall.

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Was at the park Saturday. Crowds weren't bad when we arrived, but the queue building at TC was pretty full and only running one train so we headed over to Goliath, which had no line. The ride ops were the worst I've seen in my four visits to this park. I mean absolutely atrocious. The heat was brutal.

After Goliath we got Superman, GASM, and Blue Hawk. Superman ops were incredibly slow. There were flash pass customers that got to GASM before we did and they were still waiting when we pulled out of the station. I haven't ridden it since 2017. Not sure if it was any smoother now, but certainly not the roughest woodie out there.

The line at Mindbender was past the 60 minute point, so we bailed and rode BTR (20 minutes). When we came out from Batman, Mindbender was cycling an empty train. We saw Goliath do this a few times as well. We couldn't get my daughter's one ride Flash Pass to work from her phone so we waited in line at the FP office. The longest line we would wait in all day, but at least there was AC. There seemed to be a lot of explaining to people how each pass tier worked. Platinum was $160. Since this is a park we can get to pretty easily, we didn't even think about spending that kind of money. We used our one-time passes on TC. Couldn't leave SFOG without a ride on that wonderful RMC. They had added another train but each train had a row out of service. Again, ops were very slow.

We were in Atlanta for a show anyway, so we weren't really bothered that much by the amount of rides we got in. At Goliath we stopped briefly to look for our on-ride picture. It was weird to see pictures up when I didn't see a flash on the camera. Someone asked the person behind the desk, "We've been here a while, when will our picture show up?" The reply: "The camera's not working."  So, the person working the photo desk for a camera that wasn't working was just going to let people stand there and stare at the screen. We had a Six Flags day!

We stopped for a late lunch at Grand Champion BBQ about 10 minutes from SFOG. The brisket was pretty good. Local brewery Reformation has a tap room in the same shared space, so you can grab some pretty good grub and local beer at the same time!

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^Glad to hear bout the Scream Machine being open.  Haven't seen it run at ALL this year.  Went today and an empty train was stopped on the lift.

Took my kid today as a reward for doing well for the first week of school.  He's got some behavioral issues so this was actually a pretty big deal.  Got to meet up with a friend, Doug, from the boards and the Mini East Coast trip several years ago.  IT was awesome seeing him and meeting his kids.  Got a few rides with them before heading our separate way.

My kid LOVES water parks, even the one there.  I am  NOT a fan at all :)  He did awesome in school last week for the first week of school, so I took him today and we went to the water park.  Their biggest slide, with the toilet bowl and boomarang wall....they hand you this massive and heavy 4 person raft and have you carry it up 5 flights of stairs.  My 6 year old did his best to help, but my tired old ass did not enjoy it....AT ALL.  Spent the whole walk up hoping I wouldnt die and the whole ride down trying to catch my breath.  Definitely a one and done for us. 

The wave pool must have been on "high" because it was kicking out butts.  Kiddo loved it....me....not so much LOL :)

Dry side was not crowded at all, which was awesome.  Rode Dare Devil Dive with like a 10 minute wait (which is nothing for that.)  Also managed rides on Mindbender, Catwoman, and Blue Ninja Hawk.  One train on Blue Hawk, but the ops were on point and doing a good job and seeming to enjoy themselves - so kudos to them!  

Food service was miserable, as expected, but the food was good and  there was plenty of it so I guess it balances out. 

If he's good again this week, I guess I'll be repeating this next Sunday.  

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Do we have any SFOG locals on this forum anymore?

Has this park been deadsville like SFGAdv (and some of the other Six Flags)?

Also, are there big boy seats on this Batman? I can't for the life of me remember and haven't been down in four years.

Thanks!

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17 minutes ago, boldikus said:

Do we have any SFOG locals on this forum anymore?

Has this park been deadsville like SFGAdv (and some of the other Six Flags)?

Also, are there big boy seats on this Batman? I can't for the life of me remember and haven't been down in four years.

Thanks!

When are you going? Me and my wife fly down to visit this park on the 24th

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